Born in 1967, in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Yarleque moved to New York in 1986 and completed his undergrad and graduate education in the education field. He started painting in the spring of 2000, but it wasn't until 2002, that the artist noticed his style evolving into something uniquely his own. Yarleque boldly combines abstract with cubism tinted by vibrant colors.
His work has been collected in United States, Canada, France, Belgium, Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, Colombia. Puerto Rico, Chile, New Zealand and England.
The artist resides in New York, New York.